Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011

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Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011
A poster or logo for Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011.
Promotion DREAM, Inoki Genome Federation, M-1 Global
Date December 31, 2011
Venue Saitama Super Arena
City Japan Saitama, Japan
Attendance 24,606
Event chronology
Dynamite!! 2010 Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011 GSI Presents Dream 18 - Special NYE 2012

Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011, also known as Fight for Japan. How are you! New Year! 2011 was a mixed martial arts, puroresu and kickboxing event in the annual New Year's Eve event promoted by FEG, M-1 Global and the Inoki Genome Federation that took place on December 31, 2011 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.[1]


The event included bouts that encompassed the DREAM, K-1 World MAX and IGF banners. The event aired live on HDNet in North America, SKY PerfecTV! in Japan, and also online through Nico Nico Douga.[2]

The semi-finals and finals of DREAM's World Bantamweight Grand Prix were held at this event.[3]

The Nagashima/Kikuno mixed rules bout consisted of a three-minute first round under K-1 rules and a five-minute second round under DREAM rules.[4]

Kazushi Sakuraba was rumoured to be involved in a puroresu bout on this card.[5]

Tim Sylvia was expected to face Brett Rogers at this event, however the bout was scrapped because Rogers was unable to obtain a visa to enter Japan.[6]


Emelianenko defeated Ishii via KO (punches) at 2:29 of round 1.
Aoki defeated Kitaoka via unanimous decision.
Takaya defeated Inoue via unanimous decision.
Sakuraba/Shibata defeated Sawada/Suzukawa via TKO (referee stoppage) at 13:46 of round 1.
Fujita defeated Aerts via submission (Boston crab) at 3:36 of round 1.
Le Banner defeated Sylvia via TKO (referee stoppage) at 2:57 of round 1.
Kikuno defeated Nagashima via TKO (punches) at 2:34 of round 2.
Barnett defeated Suzuki via pinfall at 11:47 of round 1.
Fujii defeated Benitez via submission (armbar) at 1:15 of round 1.
Kawajiri defeated Miyata via submission (arm triangle choke) at 4:54 of round 2.
Sakurai defeated Chonan via unanimous decision.
  • K-1 MAX (-63 kg) bout: Japan Yuta Kubo vs. Sweden Nils Widlund
Kubo defeated Widlund via KO (High Kick) at 1:10 of round 3.
Noiri defeated Sonoda via unanimous decision.

Bantamweight Tournament[edit]

Fernandes defeated Banuelos via TKO (punches) at 1:21 of round 1.
Fernandes defeated Marques via unanimous decision.
Banuelos defeated Imanari via split decision.
  • Bantamweight Tournament Reserve Bout: Japan Hideo Tokoro vs. Russia Yusup Saadulaev
Saadulaev defeated Tokoro via KO (slam) at 0:42 of round 1.

World Bantamweight Grand Prix 2011 Bracket[edit]

(DREAM 17)
(Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka)
(Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka)
 Japan Masakazu Imanari  W
 United States Abel Cullum  SUB  
 Japan Masakazu Imanari  DEC
     United States Antonio Banuelos  W  
 Japan Hideo Tokoro  DEC
 United States Antonio Banuelos  W  
 United States Antonio Banuelos  TKO
   Brazil Bibiano Fernandes  W
 Brazil Bibiano Fernandes  W
 Japan Takafumi Otsuka  SUB  
 Brazil Bibiano Fernandes  W
     Brazil Rodolfo Marques  DEC  
 Russia Yusup Saadulaev  DEC
 Brazil Rodolfo Marques  W